The Annoying Double-Click
When you use your mouse to click on something, whether it be a button, link, or scroll-bar, you intend it to click once. Older mice will sometimes send an unwanted double-click instead. This can lead to all sorts of frustration. Two browser tabs will open instead of one. You’ll download the same file twice. You’ll do the scroll-bar dance. It’s all very annoying. Oh! How about when you try dragging a file to another location and it opens instead? Arghhh!
I watch a lot of “How-To” videos on YouTube. Many of them are pure nosh for the brain and others are, well, baloney for the brainless. The latter is what I thought when I watched a video explaining how to eliminate the unwanted double-click on a Logitech mouse. Boy, was I wrong.
The Unbelievable Fix
There was nothing to lose, so I tried this:
- Unplug your mouse so there’s no power going to it. In the case of wireless mice, simply turn it off and remove the batteries
- Here’s the zany part– start clicking your mouse buttons. Do this for 30 seconds or so, especially on the offending button
- Now, plug everything back in and presto! No more unwanted double-clicks!
Sounds crazy, right? Unbelievably, this worked on my mouse and the problem hasn’t recurred in over five days of use. I wish I’d known about this four mice ago. At 30 bucks a pop it adds up!
Apparently, according to the video, the capacitors, as they age, begin holding a static charge that shouldn’t be there. By doing all that powerless clicking, it drains those components of any left-over charges.
Note: I have a Logitech M-500 mouse. Whether this will work for you, or not, can’t be foreseen and I offer no guarantees. All I can say is that it worked for me and your mileage may vary.
See For Yourself (video 2:10):
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I hope this helps and will maybe save you a few bucks,